Scarlet passion flower

Passiflora coccinea

''Passiflora coccinea'' is a fast-growing vine, bearing striped, 2 cm passion fruits with edible pulp. Its beautiful dark red flowers share similarities with those of ''Passiflora vitifolia''. It is usually grown by seeds or cuttings. The fruit is quite similar to that of ''Passiflora capsularis'' because the fruit of these are the only red ones in the Passifloraceae. It is usually eaten fresh. Native to the Amazon region of Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia as well as Venezuela and the Guianas.

Most plants cultivated as ''Passiflora coccinea'' turn out to be ''Passiflora miniata'' Vanderpl.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderMalpighiales
FamilyPassifloraceae
GenusPassiflora
SpeciesP. coccinea